Monday, June 19, 2006

In New Orleans, money is ready but a plan isn't ...

According to this story in yesterday's New York Times, billions of federal dollars are about to start flowing into New Orleans, but officials have yet to come up with a redevelopment plan. A somewhat discouraging story.

My guess is that individuals as they begin receiving cash will take matters in their own hands and start rebuilding...even if no master plan is in place. At this stage many of the Katrina survivors are feeling desperate.


More bad news from New Orleans. The Times-Picayune has this story about the five teens that were brutally murdered in Central City. The details are almost beyond belief. Reads like something from Baghdad.